Make UK leads the way with robotics and automation course
Posted on 14 Apr 2021 and read 967 times
is one of the only training providers in the country to offer the EAL Level 3 course in robotics and automation. At its Technology Hub in Aston, Birmingham, the organisation offers the course with the added incentive to employers of grants to cover 50% of the cost.
Consisting of 10 modules, it is aimed at technicians and engineers who already work in the manufacturing industry looking to enhance or re-confirm their skills and understanding of robotics and automation engineering.
The Supplier Skills Programme, which is part-funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and managed by Birmingham City Council, is offering businesses the opportunity to access grant funding from between £500 and £18,000 to cover 50% of the course fee.
Make UK is a strategic partner of the programme and can assist with the application process. It is open to SMEs which are: based within Birmingham, Solihull, Redditch, Wyre Forest and Bromsgrove; and able to match-fund training costs (50% by the SME, the remaining 50% by the ESF).
Stephen Mitchell, director of apprentices and technical training at Make UK, said: “There is a significant skills gap between where the majority of the workforce is now, and where it needs to be. While employers will be installing robotics and automated systems in factories, there will continue to be a need to develop the right skills to work alongside new technology in a factory environment.
“To help be ready for this change, which is already in progress, it is essential to adapt by creating reskilling and upskilling training plans for the workforce. Make UK is proud to be one of the only providers able to offer this new qualification.”
To enquire about booking a place on complete programme (all modules), email: or call 0808 168 5874.